One-click PDF files opening in default system app

Use case or problem

In my workflow, I have to open and annotate many documents such as Word, Excel and PDF files. When left-clicking on Office files in the File Explorer, they usually open right away in their default app. However, PDF files don’t open in Preview (Mac) but rather in what seems like an embedded web version of a PDF reader.

Proposed solution

The solution is right-clicking on the document and choose “Open in default app” but I feel like this is an extra step that could be simplified by creating a new setting such as “Always open PDF files in default app”.

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Want that too

I would love this. If I want to see it in obsidian I can always embed but opening outside has a ton of friction right now.

Would also really appreciate having an option to set this behavior as default.